London: Timothy Taylor Gallery, 2002. First edition. Illustrated paper-covered boards, with clothbound spine. 4to. Unpaginated. Artist's book, limited to 1000 copies numbered and SIGNED by the artist. Reproduces the work shown in the exhibition held at the Timothy Taylor Gallery, along with Dzama's 15pp. essay in the form of a scrapbook collage, "Royal Art Lodge". Near Fine.
Birmingham: Ikon Gallery, 2006. First edition. Illustrated paper-covered boards. 4to. 144pp. Published to accompany the Nigel Prince-curated exhibition of Dzama's work held at the Ikon Gallery in Birmingham, and later at the Centre for Contemporary Art in Glasgow. Includes a 7pp. interview with the artist, and colour plates covering the entire range of his work, including drawings, dioramas, sculptures and costumes, scrapbook drawings, film and video. Bibliography. One tiny bump to fore-edge of upper board, o/w Near Fine.
NY: The Viking Press, 1983. First edition thus. Qtr. cloth with blue paper-covered boards. Front cover photograph by David Gahr. The reissue of Fariña's first and only novel (Fariña was killed in a motorcycle accident two days after its original publication in April 1966), with a new 10pp. introduction by Thomas Pynchon in which he discusses the novel and their relationship at Cornell. Pages edges slightly tanned, o/w Fine in Near Fine dw. This edition had a very small print run in hardcover.
NY: Tor, 1996. First edition. Black paper-covered boards. 384pp. SIGNED and inscribed by the author on the title page: "To Felix [Dennis] Very Best Wishes - Mick (Nightime is the Rightime)". The first in Farren's sequence of vampire urban fantasy tales, nicely inscribed to his old partner in crime at Oz and Nasty Tales. Fine in dw.
London: Futura/ Dempsey & Squires, 1976. First edition. Folio. Wrps., 95pp., of which 75pp. are colour reproductions of posters featuring the work of Martin Sharp, Michael English and Nigel Waymouth, Barney Bubbles, Gary Grimshaw, Stanley Mouse, Rick Griffin, and many others. Wrappers slightly rubbed, with faint corner creasing, o/w Very Good plus.
Christchurch, NZ: Prototype Publications, 1983. EP 7" record (PR 2025). Four songs by Boris Vian translated and arranged by Carol Woodward and Bill Direen, first performed at Soluble Fish Ensemble Productions in January/February 1983, Christchurch, New Zealand. Disc Mint; slight corner wear to VG+ picture sleeve.
Lge. 4to. Stapled wrps., 44pp. Illustrated throughout. A pilot, pre-publication issue of an apparent Rolling Stone spin off ("not for general circulation"), published as an intended monthly magazine by Philip Freund and edited by John Burks, though no trace of it nor copies of subsequent issues can be found. Contents include interviews with Jerry Garcia by Michael Goodwin (6pp.) - conducted in the rear section of a Boeing 747 and originally intended as a screenplay - and Groucho Marx by Robert Altman, Jon Carroll and Michael Goodwin (5pp.); reviews by Chet Flippo, Ed Ward, Richard Meltzer, Greil Marcus, John Marks...
Np.: Fakefluxus reproduction for Tate by Kit Grover, 2000. Black card box with clear plastic lid, containing 25 envelopes (26.5x11.4cm.), each printed with a photograph of a calfskin glove, and 30 sheets of stationery (24x20.8cm.), each printed with a photograph of an open hand. Originally designed by George Maciunas in 1973 and included in Fluxpack 3, published by Flash Art in Milan and Wooster Enterprises Editions in New York in 1975. Maciunas designed three different sets of Flux Stationery (the other two were 'Foot in shoe' and 'Torso in fur coat'), citing them as examples of what he...
LA: United Artists, 1973. Double LP record set (UA-LA067). Gatefold cover (featuring brief sleeve notes by Greg Shaw), incorporating an 11pp. booklet (illustrated by Sätty) written by Nat Freedland, an LA Free Press columnist and author of an eponymous book. Recordings feature interviews with, among others, Anton Szandor LaVey (Satanism), Alan Watts (Meditation), Thelma Moss (ESP), Louise Huebner (Witchcraft), Rosemary Brown (Spiritualism), and Barbara Birdfeather (Astrology), along with two "Satanic inspired rock recordings" by Black Widow. Discs Near Mint in original inner sleeves; top corner clip to gatefold cover and small lower edge tear to one page of the booklet...
Poster screenprinted in red on semi-gloss white paper, 79.2x53.7cm.; oblong flyer screenprinted in black on off-white semi-gloss paper with adhesive to verso, 12.7x51cm. The concert, a benefit for BIT (a countercultural communications network conceived by John 'Hoppy' Hopkins in 1968), provided Funkadelic with their big London show on their first UK tour (according to Kris Needs, a show at the Royal Albert Hall was said to have been pulled when a copy of 'Free Your Mind…and Your Ass Will Follow' found its way to Marian Herrod, the venue's letting agent, who disapproved of the naked woman on the...
Approx. 35x30cm. Mounted, framed and glazed (frame measures 50x44cm.). Unexamined out of frame; colours slightly faded; light scratches to frame. Gear's merchandise and packaging capitalised on the current fashion for the British flag (a symbol of 'Swinging' London since Kit Lambert's Union Flag jacket of 1964), most famously in their Michael English-designed sunglasses that featured a Union Jack underlay printed across the lenses. NB Interior photo of Gear for illustrative purposes only and not included.
NY: Harper & Row, 1986. First edition. Crimson cloth-covered boards. 90pp. SIGNED and briefly inscribed by Ginsberg at the heading of the title poem on page 47, dated 1986 and with his 'AH' mantra. The title work, one of Ginsberg's last major poems, describes a dream in which his mother, Naomi, appears alive and well in the Bronx. Near Fine in dw.
NY: Dey St. (William Morrow), 2015. First edition. 278pp. Photo-illustrated throughout. SIGNED by the author. Gordon chronicles her life, from growing up in the southern California suburbs, via her art school days and early years in the late '70s/early '80s New York downtown art and music scene, through to her co-founding noise band Sonic Youth with Thurston Moore and their eventual break up. Numerous cameo appearances along the way include Cindy Sherman, Jenny Holzer, Barbara Kruger, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Dan Graham, Richard Prince, Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love. Fine in dw.
Np.: Cat N Dog Records, nd. (late 1976). Bootleg LP record (517). Recorded live at Oakland Stadium, California, October 10th, 1976. Jerry Garcia encouraged fans to tape the Dead's shows, though the quality of the resulting bootlegs was often poor. This one is an exception, with decent sound quality. It was put out by Wizardo, one of the top bootleggers of the day, and was one of the last on its WRMB label, issued shortly before the FBI began its crackdown on bootleggers in 1977. Disc Near Mint in lightly worn, partially shrinkwrapped sleeve.
Pittsburgh, PA: Gateway Recordings, nd. (1964). LP record (GLP 9007). Original issue, with burgundy label lettered in silver. SIGNED by Dick Gregory on the back cover of the sleeve. A live recording made at San Diego State College, with the sale proceeds of the record intended for "the LeFlore County Board of Supervisors (Mississippi) in order that they may continue the distribution of surplus food to those in need, both white and Negro alike" (from Gregory's sleeve notes). Disc excellent in slightly worn sleeve, tape-repaired along upper and lower seams.
NY: Abbeville, 1987. First edition (with superior binding to later printings). Black cloth, embossed. 516pp. Dustwrapper design by Wes Wilson. SIGNED at the time of publication by Stanley Mouse, Alton Kelley, Victor Moscoso, David Singer, Jim Phillips, Mark T. Behrens, John Seabury, Robert Bennett, Mark Barbeau, and James Stark, along with the author, Paul Grushkin, and photographer, Jon Sievert. Reproduces more than 1500 posters in full-colour, plus handbills, tickets, ephemera, etc. Especially strong on the psychedelic years in San Francisco, 1965-71, including a complete listing of the Family Dog and 'Bill Graham Presents' numbered series. Fine in Near Fine dw.
B/w, dimensions vary (28.8x21.2cm.; 24.5x17.8cm.; 25.2x17.2cm.). Printed captions to versos, with Camera Press stamps to two of the prints. Jerry Hall was discovered by fashion agent Claude Haddad sunbathing on a Saint Tropez beach. She subsequently moved to Paris where she shared an apartment with Grace Jones and Jessica Lange (two of the shots show her posing at a table on the Café de Flore terrace in August 1974). Her modelling career took off when she appeared on the cover of Roxy Music's album 'Siren' in 1975, and further fame and celebrity status followed after she left Bryan...
SF: The Art Trip, nd. (c. late 1990s). Psychedelic silkscreen poster, SIGNED by Michael English and Nigel Waymouth. Beautifully printed by Roger Bernhardt at the Art Lab in San Francisco under the artists' supervision in an edition of 250 numbered copies (this one #65; it seems that only the low numbered prints from this edition were signed by both English and Waymouth). 84x57cm. Fine (stored rolled). Provenance: The Felix Dennis Estate.
SF: The Art Trip, nd. (c. late 1990s). Psychedelic silkscreen poster SIGNED by Michael English and Nigel Waymouth. Beautifully printed by Roger Bernhardt at the Art Lab in San Francisco under the artists' supervision in an edition of 250 numbered copies (this one #65; ; it seems that only the low numbered prints from this edition were signed by both English and Waymouth). 84x57cm. Fine (stored rolled). Provenance: The Felix Dennis Estate.
SF: The Art Trip, nd. (c. late 1990s). Psychedelic silkscreen poster SIGNED by Michael English and Nigel Waymouth. Beautifully printed by Roger Bernhardt at the Art Lab in San Francisco under the artists' supervision in an edition of 250 numbered copies (this one #65; it seems that only the low numbered prints from this edition were signed by both English and Waymouth). 84x57cm. Fine (stored rolled). Provenance: The Felix Dennis Estate.
Original unused concert poster, designed by Barney Bubbles, with lower venue/date section left blank, c.1972. Offset litho, printed in red, yellow, black and silver inks on white stock. 76x50.7cm. The large central image depicts a large shield, adopted by the band as a key part of their visual identity and later used on many album and single covers. Some surface creasing and light crinkling of the paper from long-term storage. Provenance: Dik Mik.
London: Omnibus Press, 2004. First edition. 546pp. + three 8pp. photo-inserts. An epic account of the English space-rock band and stalwarts of the underground scene. From their first, brief gig in Notting Hill in August 1969, via run-ins with the police, immigration authorities and taxman, to their chaotic personal lives, immersion in the drug culture and championing of free festivals, the author chronicles their long, strange trip, based on numerous interviews with band members past and present. Fine in dw.
Offset litho, printed in black on buff colour paper. 44x33.3cm. Artist unknown. Lists support from Jack Monk, Lady June (who has highlighted her name on this copy in red), Tony Wilkes, Ray Smith (the cover artist for Henry Cow's first album), Anthony Marshall, and Dave Stewart (formerly of Egg, and later, Hatfield and the North). In spite of their avowedly anti-commercial attitude, the attention received in the rock press from these concerts led to Henry Cow signing a contract with Virgin Records. Faint traces of old blu tack to corners of verso, o/w Near Fine. Provenance: Lady June (June Campbell...